Shh, There’s a Beast in the Imperial Palace


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Just before his death, Chi Jun one-sidedly broke up with Gu Yanzheng. His claws came out as he screamed, “You old tree, get lost! I am fed up with you!”

Then Chi Jun’s two paws held down the zombie emperor and… they perished together.

Once he woke up again, Chi Jun discovered that as a person with the beast transformation and metal ability, he became a little lion of the imperial palace. The tree in the courtyard next to the imperial palace was extremely familiar.

The little lion struggled over the wall and secretly marked beneath the tree. Then the major general, who was away on an expedition, looked at his feet and fell into thought…

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New Nana_ rated it
May 4, 2024
Status: Completed
So, I can't say that this novel is bad but I also can't say it's good...

I understand it's more about my personal taste, but anyway...

The beginning up to a little before the end was nice, but when it got to the final arc of the book, I think it ended up creating many plot holes (especially if you've read the other book by this author, which is also part of this universe).

I also felt that they ended up sidelining many characters, and I feel like all the work and development... more>> of the plot wasn't really necessary because of the final solution, it made it seem like a large part of what was done before was a meaningless waste of time.

But if you disregard that ending, I think it was a reasonable story.

The chemistry between the MC and ML is great, mainly because I was craving a story where the couple has been together for a long time, even before the beginning of the story, so I found this element of the story very cool.

Also, I thought the sci-fi elements of the story were very cool, besides having some super cute moments in the story that I can only lament not being able to see in 3D.

Sorry for the spelling mistakes, English is not my first language. <<less
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New BlTransmigrationfan rated it
April 28, 2024
Status: c74
A very likeable read. Short and fluffy.
    • MC is willfull because his gingko man is supporting his core and he has his own understanding
    • I think that the card system is explained fully, even tho in short, cause compared to energy stone carvings from "Number One Lazy Merchant" this system doesn't have really much to describe, and MC already mastered his metal ability and accuracy
    • The ending is made short and open, with no extras, leaving our imagination to continue the happy ever after, and I think it's pretty suitable for this short and easy story
    • Spoiler

      The child they saved from MC transmigrated body is not really abandoned by them, and they left him for just few months in search for cure for MC core, even thought it was short and open ending, it said they return home, and they adopted him on impulse and it clearly stated that their mental health after seeing MC detonate his own core/death is actually bad, but they try to maintain their calm and surely will be a happy family of four (Old Iron, the robot housekeeper is also part of the family already haha, he was so funny)

    • Spoiler

      The fact they hadn't met the characters of "Number One Lazy Merchant" is actually a good thing, cause they are just people who intersected because at the end MC needed energy stone to cure himself

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Anixancy rated it
June 29, 2019
Status: --
I'm not sure why someone has already rated a 2/5 this story at only chapter 2, but I'll be leaving a 5 here for now just to give this story a fighting chance.

This story comes from the same author of "Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World" and holy heck is that a super fluffy and happy story about humans who can change into beasts. It's also BL like this story.

So far, the first 2 chapters don't show very much, but pretty much the 2 chapters are essentially "setting... more>> up" the world (and I've mtl'd a but further ahead, and it seems to be JUST as wholesome and fluffy as NOLMBW) The world is very similar to the other novel, so people who enjoy NOLMBW will definitely enjoy this story as well.

I can't comment much about the story, but I hope I've swayed some people to check out this novel.

I'll come back to update my review once there is a reasonable amount of chapters to discuss about. <<less
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Kisaki_Tsubasa rated it
December 3, 2019
Status: Completed

I've read "The Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World" by the same author and loved it. This story happens in the same universe but in a different galaxy with some crossover elements, but I didn't enjoy it half as much. The reason being, I didn't like the main characters.

The MC is way too impulsive and reckless and those are two characteristics I really dislike in MC's. He acts however the hell he wants without thinking of the consequences because he has a powerful lover with healing abilities that... more>> allows him to take risks until one day he actually died. But even after rebirth, instead of reflecting on it what does he do? The same old damn thing again. He finds his lover again who's completely traumatized by his lover dying in front of his eyes, but he still acts willfully. Sure, he feels a bit guilty and gets a little sad for a few seconds, but the next moment he's doing it again.

The ML isn't much better. He spoils the MC rotten but not in a good way. Yeah yeah, who doesn't like a nice ML who pampers the MC, but this one does it even when he shouldn't.


The ML is a tree, but doesn't need fertilizer, in fact, he can't stand the stench of fertilizer, but when the MC gives him fertilizer, instead of telling him he doesn't need it but still appreciates the effort, he just takes it silently and gets rid of it when the MC isn't looking. The ML loves tea, but it doesn't mean he likes super bitter tea. The MC doesn't drink tea and knows nothing about tea, but he buys it for the ML, very nice, but then the MC just dumps a bunch of super bitter tea leaves into the tea pot and brews a super concentrated super bitter tea for the ML without even trying it or learning how to brew tea. What does the ML do? He just drinks it even when his faces goes rigid and his limbs are trembling from the bitterness and even goes out of his way to keep the MC from finding out his tea is horrible. Yeah haha very funny, but a relationship shouldn't be like that. If I do something for my S/O I'd like it if they actually like what I'm doing for them and I'd appreciate it if they told me the truth, so if they don't like it, then I'd know not to do it again. It's fine in small instances but the instances in this novel are too extreme. These scenes just make me cringe and make me wonder how the ML can continue living like this. Besides, if you don't tell your partner your likes and dislikes, how are they supposed to learn more about you? If all you've done until know is lie and pretend to like everything they've given you, do they even really know you? That's not a real relationship, that's just an illusion.


This novel also tends to drag the suspense way too much and unnecessarily.


Like the MC's and ML's reunion. The ML found out the MC had found his tree and his house when he was away, but the MC didn't know the house was the ML's. Does the ML contact the MC to let the MC know? NO, what does he do? He lets the MC stress and run around to find ways to get his lover's tree out of that house for days. WHY!? What if the MC gets some wild ideas out of desperation and does something dangerous? He's in a strange world he knows nothing about and his identity is someone who escaped from imprisonment from the palace!


The ML is supposed to be intelligent but his actions really puts that into question


When he's trying to find ways to cure the MC's illness, he focuses too much on the genetic drugs and doesn't even mention that there are Beastmen in another galaxy to the MC. Instead of putting all his hopes in the drugs he should've thought about the Beastmen as well. When analyzing the drugs failed, instead of saying they would find other ways, he lets the MC tell him to get his energy core out. This was a very poor attempt at a sad moment. It was just frustrating. Also, when they finally go to the Beastmen galaxy, instead of quickly making some money and get themselves a computer to access their network to do a search to see if Beastmen tend to have a similar illness as the MC, they go around in a wild goose chase in a remote planet. A very quick search would've answered all of their questions and it would've solved their problem so much faster and easier! But instead of doing that, they go around doing some really pointless things for many days. In the end it had to be someone else who discovered the little lion was sick and had to tell them everything about how the Beastmen physique works. SO POINTLESS! It would've been so much better if the lion and the tree had somehow encountered the snow leopard and the dragon from the other novel and became friends which would make the diplomatic relations of their galaxies even better.


The novel ends very abruptly and we don't get a clear conclusion. The author is very bad at integrating children into stories, too. Authors shouldn't add children to a story if they don't have any plans for them.


In the end, we don't even know what happens to their so called "child-who-they-wanted-to-spoil". They just left him in the empty palace with a robot nanny. It happens in the other novel too. In both novels the children act as decoration. The parents always stuff them in a bag pack and forget about their existence most of the time. In this novel, the parents just left altogether.


This novel was kinda funny sometimes but it just frustrated me most of the time. I don't feel any of the fluff most people are talking about. Yeah yeah, the couple love each other a lot, but that's not all there is to a good fluffy story. <<less
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amruta rated it
December 12, 2019
Status: Completed
Similar to Number one lazy merchant.

Fluff. Starts abruptly and ends abruptly. Lot of loose ends. MC likes to fight. Always ready to "explode". Lol

light reading. Don't expect a plot or character development.
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takame rated it
October 9, 2019
Status: --
Ignore the troll votes, this one is meng and at the beginning chapter we already had a bun. A hybrid plant bun! Hot-tempered lion x cool ginko tree couple. The author has really wide imagination HAHA. It was loosely related to her other work number 1 lazy merchant and I think that the beastman empire they were dealing with are Aojia's.
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KeraShr rated it
June 17, 2021
Status: Completed
Sweet, Cute, Fluffy... It was so great, that I can't express in words!!

So NO spoilers!! Just go and read some chapters, you will find it hard not to finish it in a day!! 😆

Very Highly Recommended!! 🔥
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BillionJellyfish rated it
December 2, 2019
Status: Completed
Super fluffy and sweet!

The MC: 18 years old, a lion, and a metal ability user

The ML: 28 years old, a ginkgo tree, and a wood/healer ability user

... more>> In-depth Summary:

Back in the original world of a zombie apocalypse, the MC self-exploded in order to protect the ML from a high level zombie. The explosion caused a space time rip and the ML sensed the MC's consciousness going into the rip, hence the ML jumped in to follow the MC. After jumping through the space time rip, the ML finds himself in a completely different futuristic sci-fi world. In order to find the MC again, the ML trained up to become the major general of an army to find the MC. The MC arrived to ML's world several years later in the body of an injured lion clone. After several twists and turns, the MC and ML finally get together again and live happily ever after.


This novel is written by the same author of Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World! Because of this, there are many fluffy moments of the MC in his lion form, adult and cub form. There is also a cameo of Rong Rong and the Black Dragon from Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World! Despite some drama here and there, the story is more slice of life and a very relaxing read. <<less
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Fisukisuki rated it
December 19, 2021
Status: Completed

Another Cute MC in Animal form and the Forever Doting ML. The Author did Amazing job writing this type of Couple. Great Dynamic between them. Lovely Sweet Love Life between them.

The Story and the Worldbuilding was Great too as the previous novel. It also has the VERY INVISIBLE VERY TINY BIT CAMEO of the previous novel ML and MC.

Different story line, timeline, plot, and ending. But still as Fluffly and Sweet and Satisfying as before. Though I admit the Ending did not feel as... more>> Complete as the Previous Novel. It IS Complete! All the Problem Solved Completely without any Plot Hole. But the Autor could have make few Extra chapters to make it feel like it wasn't Rushed. The ending WASNOT RUSH but FEEL LIKE RUSHED especially if you compare it to the Author's previous Novel.

Anyway, still Great Story and Deserve Praise and Compliment! And yeah, I'm Loving it as Dearly too as the other novel. <<less
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Itsa_Cheroo rated it
November 18, 2021
Status: Completed
From the same author of Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World,


I loved how Chi Jun transmigrates to another world and the first thing he's ttying to do is find his man. And he actually stumbles across his man's courtyard and didn't know it.

Their robot butler & baby tree son is the funniest and cutest thing in the story. The butler espescially. It was so funny just imagining all the speechless faces the robot butler would give them.

I read this novel totally for ALL of their shenanigans.

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Souschef rated it
February 27, 2021
Status: Completed
I like this way better than the shared universe. 7/10 Its sweet, simple, cute and funny.

I prefer this as there was already an established relationship, plus theres heartache involved at the beginning, making the pampering more reasonable. The ending is left hanging though, the comments said that the author didn't want to spoil lazy merchant too much, which I don't get. A complete happy ending could have easily been given without spoiling.
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Kari95 rated it
October 24, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel and the novel "Number One Lazy Merchant of Beast World" have the same author. It has a shared universe although the couples of the other novel were only mentioned and both couples didn't meet face to face.

Also, I suggest you read first the other novel before reading this although their plot is not connected, it will be easier to understand why the couples of this novel need the help of the MC of the other novel, although like I said, they didn't meet at all.

Now, regarding my rating,... more>> comparing these two novels. The other one is more of a cuteness overload while the second one has a decent plot. At least, the author gave more attention to the plot of this novel. The problem is...


The freaking ENDING!! It was anti-climactic. I refuse to believe that it ended that way but what can I do? I don't feel resolve with how the novel ended. Now, that I look back, the other novel is also kinda anti-climactic but at least you can move on. But this one? I can't.

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Melange rated it
June 17, 2020
Status: Completed
It was pretty interesting at the start but began to decline over time. I don't know what is up with the author's writing style but there's a lot of confusion for the reader in this series. Sometimes I didn't know what was going on but kept reading and well... Guess it didn't matter either way.

The main couple were fluffy but due to the condition of MC's body, it was more like father-son type fluff rather than lovers... Either way, ML is a total Gary Stu and can do everything... more>> I guess. Power of the flora.

There was a bit of well-deserved face slapping, but the series ultimately ended on a cliff. Absolutely no closure.


What the hell happened to their son?


It's presumed that this is the sequel to Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World because there's a cameo from the main CP at the end, but even if you didn't read it, you aren't missing much.


MC and ML left their son to fly off to beastman land, get the main CP from Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World to carve up a huge ass rock... And then what? Did they go home? What did they do with the rock? Do they have to papapa next to the rock? What about their son who's ruling an empire with the help of only a single robot??? Your guess is as good as mine.


Maybe in the author's next work we'll see what happened to MC and ML... -_-; <<less
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izayaYY rated it
February 7, 2020
Status: --
Same universe as "Number one lazy merchant...", and exactly like the aforementioned, it is equally full of fluff, romance, doting partners, and adventure... tbh, I think it is almost identical with the same story template and about same characterisation, but I don't mind since I really enjoy little fantasies like this one, with zero angst and zero drama, just pure adventurous fun. There is even a crossover into RongMingShi’s and Aojia’s beastman world.
It does have an abrupt end, like many readers said. All plots found a satisfactory ending except that I wanted more extra time with the MCs and the side characters. I am hoping there will be some more chapters in the future.
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_shinigami_ rated it
November 14, 2019
Status: Completed
ahh what a sweet fluffy thing. Also this one is within the same universe as the lazy merchant (another book of the author, they even made cameo ?) this is a short one so the pace is quite fast and the conflicts are not stretched out.

Overall a short fluffy read, though I hope there would be atl an extra or two
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irishfujoshi rated it
May 20, 2022
Status: Completed
Super cute, very fluffy with some actual relationship development. But the ending is so abrupt I have whiplash! Still, it's a good, lighthearted read.
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bunnydesuuu rated it
July 30, 2021
Status: Completed
4.5/5 An abrupt ending but an otherwise cutesy story about a lion beastman and a tree-man (both shapeshifters). Established relationship but were separated temporarily due to reincarnation/transmigration. Second half of the story was sweet ish while the story was cleaning up the main plot loose ends. Ending was happy but would have been better with an extra or something to end it off properly instead of the abrupt ending that it has.
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Qiu Qiu Jiu Ball rated it
May 20, 2021
Status: Completed
This is the novel for

  • Anyone who don't mind a spoiled MC
  • Anyone who don't mind a possessive and wife-sl*ve ML
  • Anyone who don't mind a mindless cannon fodder and arrogant royal
My impression:

  • I loved this novel very much. I like how MC and ML even in the parallel world only love each other.

    I also love their adopted son. He is so.... cute

  • I like how brave MC and how possessive ML so he always protected MC
  • MC's skill is awesome.

    How dare the villain tried to copy it?!!!

Conclusion: this is a non-stress reading and it's quite good to cure a reading slump or a traumatic experience from reading too much dog blood scenes
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LouMaknae_KPOP rated it
January 4, 2021
Status: Completed
(I'm French so sorry for my shitty English) 😅😭

It's a very good novel that I really enjoyed! 🥰

... more>> I had read "Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World" so I absolutely wanted to read this novel and I am not disappointed! 😍

I still preferred "Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World", but I still enjoyed reading it! 😊

I was just a little bored at the beginning of the story but it was because there was not yet the Major General that I was looking forward to. 😅

The beginning made me slightly freaked out from the bastard trying to steal the work of the little lion, and the prince got on my nerves as well! You paid for it later, and it's done right for you! The Emperor annoyed me less because we saw him a lot less, but know that I hate you too! 🤬

I love so much the love that the Major General has for the little lion, how he looked for him all these years without stopping and how much he especially does not want to leave him once he has found him ! 😍

The ending is a bit boring at first, but in the end made me laugh a lot! I loved the little Emperor Penguin and Old Qi which made me laugh a lot! 🥰😂

The characters from "Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World" are mentioned quickly in the last chapters and make a mini appearance in the last chapter, so I think it's okay to read this novel without reading the previous novel, even if I recommend it with all my heart! 🥰

It's a really sweet and very cute story, with a touching relationship that I recommend 10, 000% to you! 🥰

Happy reading my little felines! 🦁😘🦁 <<less
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Cina34523 rated it
September 6, 2020
Status: Completed
Read this novel because I really enjoyed the author’s previous novel Number One Lazy Merchant of the Beast World, only gave 4 because the first part of the book was quite interesting, however the ending was very abrupt and many things were left unresolved which made me a little disappointed, there isn’t much plot but if u need a novel with a lot of fluff and a easy read then this is the novel for you! As always the translation is incredible.
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1Sami rated it
June 11, 2020
Status: c27.2
This was very funny in the beginning but as you get further into it, it's boring. There's no twists at all and you can easily tell what will happen next. The MC and ML are very 2D. So much so that my favorite character is a robot.
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TheLadyWhoLikesBoyLove rated it
December 21, 2019
Status: Completed
I agree with other reviews, this one was great just that the ending was a bit rushed, the author could've given a few extra chapters to see their lives.

But dont stop yourself from reading this just because of our reviews, as I've said it was greatm its really fluffy and heartwarming <3
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